Recently the Jacaranda trees in my Sydney neighbourhood began to bloom. These beautiful purple blossoms have always triggered a mix of excitement and dread, as during my years in Melbourne their arrival usually heralded Christmas. While these trees flower earlier here, it’s a reminder that the festive season draws closer. The final three months of the year always seem to gallop.
The Summit goes through the whole of October with experts from around the world sharing their definition of mindfulness and a particular aspect of the practice. Dr Susan Albers discussed eating with intention and you can find her top 5 tips for mindful eating in this recent article. If you missed her talk at the Mindfulness Summit – you can buy the whole season by donation.
What I love about spring (other than discovering banana trees in fruit in the back lanes of Sydney!) is reacquainting myself with salads. If you think salads are boring, or are looking for some new tricks, check out these ideas to make spring salads satisfying.
If you’re a naturopath you might be interested to know that I was recently commissioned to write some articles on professional supervision. If you’re an Integria customer you can access them by logging onto the MyIntegria community. The first two are on self-auditing skills to better understand your clinical and business strengths and weaknesses.
Speaking of professional supervision, it’s been a huge year for me. I’ve run a number of teleseminars, set up a Facebook group and continue to support practitioners with individual coaching. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out my professional supervision page.
Some readers have noticed that Health Q&A Monday is on a break. A downside of living in the Inner City is there’s always someone renovating. This time it’s the house right next to my work room. Each time I’ve set up to record a video the drilling, sawing or swearing on the work site begins. While this isn’t intruding too much with consultations, the videos pick up every nuance so they’re on hold.